Are you a Red, Blue, Yellow or Green Personality Type


Are you a Red, Blue, Yellow or Green Personality Type

Our personalities can be divided into colours. Each colour has particular traits, and it is important for you to understand these traits. Not only will it help you to psychologically understand the person better, but it will aid how you interact with them also. If you know how to get the best out of a person, you will see great results, and better still if you recognise what colour YOU are, you are able to advise people how to get the best out of you, your likes and dislikes, your strengths and your weaknesses.

RED Personality Traits

They are strong leaders, fast paced thinkers, risk takers, purposeful, drivers, strong-willed, less patient, obvious energy, formal overtly competitive, rational. You may recognise many of the qualities of the REDS are in many leaders as they take ownership, need to be fast paced in their thinking, take risks and be purposeful and confident with it.

Things Red's Don't Like:

Don't' waffle, remember, they are less patient and what ever you do, don't be vague or ramble on. They value time, so again don't waste their time, don't get too personal as REDS just like to stick to business, don't stray from purpose, these personality types are focussed in their thinking, and don't ask irrelevant questions, they get impatient and it does not fit in with their rational thinking patterns. Lastly don't try to take control, REDS are natural leaders and like to feel they are in control.

How to interact with a RED Personality:

Do get to business quickly, when interacting with a RED be succinct and precise, give them facts, and avoid the detail, talk to them about results and outcomes, they need to hear this to make quick decisions. Use their time efficiently, they are fast paced thinkers and tend to move quickly in their thoughts, great people to bounce ideas off, be confident when you talk to a red.

Yellow Personality Traits

Yellows are the life and soul of the party, they are sociable, expressive, very imaginative and enthusiastic with it. Yellow's are very informal, very optimistic and animated. Their Imaginations can sometimes run away with them as they are very fast paced thinkers. Yellows are very relationship focused and are visionaries with obvious high energy.

Things Yellow's Don't Like:

Yellow's don't like it when you suppress their opinions or get into intricate details. They are social animals and don't like it when you are too impersonal, business-like or task orientated, you need to weave this into the conversation. Don't try and inhibit their creativity, or appear aloof or detached.

How to interact with a Yellow Personality:

Key to interacting with a yellow it so socialise before mentioning any business. To get into their good books talk about options and other people. Be enthusiastic and energetic when conveying your ideas over to them and be fast paced in delivering them. Offer your ideas and importantly use humour when doing so being sociable and acknowledge their input.

Blue Personality Traits

Blues are deep thinkers, analytical in nature, very detail focused and formal in their thinking. They can come across as being aloof, but are deliberate in their approach and systematic, precise and pays attention to detail. They like things in their place, and are very organised with good time management skills. They are sticklers for time and are capable of coming to their own conclusions without having examples of others pushed at them. They take their time in their thinking and are much slower paced than the reds or yellows. Blues can come across as perfectionists due to their logical, systematic, precise and deliberate approach to problems or solutions. Blues like to have all the facts, and then logically put together an answer that is suitable.

Things Blue's Don't Like:

Don't come across as disorganised with a Blue as they are very tidy. Try not to be late as they are sticklers for time keeping. Try not to be flippant or pushy with them. They don't like vagueness so make sure you have lots of detail and be prepared to have lots of questions thrown at you. Don't use testimonials or exaggerate claims as they do not fall for this, they are more facts and figures orientated. Don't be too emotional as they cannot handle emotions.

How to interact with a Blue Personality:

Be well prepared when dealing with a Blue personality, get into detail as they love to get all the facts in their mind. Be factual, specific and logical with your approach. Listening is important to a Blue so listen carefully to what they have to say, as they verbalise their thoughts through questioning thoroughly. Give them time to respond as they are slower paced thinkers. Be formal in your approach as they are very business like.

And finally the Green's.

Green Personality Traits

Cool laid back relaxed and patient best describes the personality traits of the Green. They are easy to get along with and very informal in their approach. They are social and focus on relationships so can come across as emotional. They are much slower paced in their thinking and are very democratic people. They are very understanding, and agreeable. They say yes, but mean no? The green is the go between for the Red's and Yellow's who are much faster paced. They act as the facilitator to conflicts.

Things Green's Don't Like:

Don't be pushy or put them on a spot, Green's absolutely hate this. Don't try and dominate the discussion or rush things and they do not like when you decide for them so try to avoid this. Don't be abrupt, explain in full and do not make wild claims or demands. They can also tell if you are insincere, so try not to be.

How to interact with a Green Personality:

Be friendly and show genuine interest in them, chat before going into business. It is important to develop trust first, be informal and non threatening. However, be alert for non verbal signs of concern, remember they say yes but mean no, but their body language will alay this. If you notice any non verbal signs of concern, uncover their needs with open questions. Allow them to weigh things up for themselves.


Know you have a synopsis of all the colours, they can be useful if you can work out who in your team is a particular colour, you will now know how to get the best out of them and what to do not to get their backs up. We all have a mix of these colors in us, but one particular color may stand out more than most, this is known as your dominant colour and is more your true personality. I hope you find this information of benefit, Can you identify your colour? Let me know by leaving me a comment.


Colette Morris F.R.S.A, is passionate about helping others achieve their full potential. Colette has been a Marketer for the last 10 years and has operated her own home business, is an author on her blog and a presenter on her radio show. 

Expert Author and Platinum Member Colette has been successfully operating her own home business mainly in the UK and has written a number of articles on Personal Development, Business Coaching, Attraction Marketing, Social Media Marketing and ...

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Have a question for Colette?

21st May 2014 11:10am
Can I choose this four color for my business logo?

23rd May 2014 7:15am
I've heard about this kind of colour theory from a couple of places before. Does it have a name? I'd like to know how to refer to it when I talk of it!
Dougie kemp
4th June 2014 11:23am
Have a look at Insights Discovery it's a really useful profile tool using 4 colour energies.

Alta Moller
9th August 2014 9:02am
How would a blue personality handle another blue personality without causing too much conflict

12th August 2014 3:05pm
What would a shadow color be? I was asked this recently, what is my shadow color? I wasn't' sure how to answer.
1st August 2016 4:26am
I trained on this stuff a long time ago. Your shadow colour is your secondary colour, so I am a green, secondary yellow. It's basically the next most appropriate colour for you.

P.s. I know these comments were years ago, but you may get notified or something!
30th October 2016 4:05pm
So Kelly, I'm not sure what a shadow colour is. Can you explain to me how I figure out what my shadow colour is? In this scenario, I'm a green but my secondary color would be blue. I don't know if that helps.

Simon Hedges
15th August 2014 6:29pm
My blue energy hates use of the greengrocer's apostrophe in this article ("red's, yellow's, blue's, green's"), My red energy wants it fixed RIGHT NOW, but my green energy tells me to chill and not upset the author, while my yellow energy tells me to look at the bigger picture - the article says good things, so what's a little dodgy punctuation?
Helen Luker
18th August 2016 12:26pm
Spot on!

22nd October 2014 9:29am
I am green personality type, but i want to pursue my career which is suitable for red personality type, e.g. fast paced strong leaders; can you please advise and give some tips on this?

13th November 2014 5:17pm
I think over the years I have been through three of these colours in an obvious way. I think we are all a lot of everything and my view is that your job role and environment play a huge role in what colour you are at any given time.
But what do I know.

JD Dunn
28th January 2015 10:17am
I am a red/yellow
My wife is a red/blue

I like to touch to show love, i liked to be touched to recieve love... i want her to run a jump in my arms. I want her to cant wait to hold me etc... what can i for her so she can serve me and my needs?

1st May 2015 11:12pm
My close friend was explaining this to me a couple of days ago. She has worked in Management Consultancy for much of her career. I found her explanations extremely helpful regarding my own personal relationship with my child's father. He is a 'scientist' type where as I am a nurturer and carer. He and I struggle to understand each and communicate at times. Are there any books you can recommend regarding this strategy and personal relationship management?

Aaron Y
16th August 2015 5:07am
I'm blue and green. Hendrick Automotive Group actually uses this personality system for their sales staff. We had to wear name tags with our colors on them. This can be dangerous as you might find your self being labeled and discriminated against. For example, the Reds and Yellows are complete opposites of the Blues and Greens. This could work well if the employees apply the suggestions on how interact with someone of a different personality color, or it could backfire as this could further ... Read More

5th September 2015 2:04pm
The organization I work for did this testing. 5000 plus employees. It is pretty bang on, if you can use it in a workplace, do it. Bigger organizations its impossible, but in a small & personal workplace, it could be expremely valuable!! Im a strong blue with green as my accompanying colour..

Ed Schmidt
16th September 2015 11:54pm
I've been described as a Green Blue Hub.
In the test, it meant I was easy to work with on the front end. Meaning, like my marriage of 42 years. Meaning, If it really doesn't matter to me, great, No problem :) But if it does, well, just let's say "You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry" Thankfully, 99.9% of the time, it doesn't really matter to me. lol

22nd November 2015 9:43am
I love blue and most of the traits i have are mentioned above , so I think this is the reason why i love color blue.


terry Tucker
30th November 2015 12:58pm
how do we get trained to test ?

5th December 2015 1:46am
This is a fantastic article! Great how you describe the personality types and how to deal with them.

10th December 2015 12:40pm
Is green for loving person?

23rd February 2016 10:07am
I am Yellow! Haha

7th April 2016 11:00pm
I've never heard of this color theory. I've only heard of the four colors as gold, orange, blue and green.

Logan Anscombe-Hennessy
18th August 2016 3:16am
What color would I be? I've got traits from all the colors. This may be difficult. Red traits They are strong leaders, less patient (with some people), obvious energy. Yellow Traits Expressive, very imaginative and enthusiastic. Blue Traits They like things in their place, Blues like to have all the facts, and then logically put together an answer that is suitable. Green Traits Cool laid back relaxed and patient (with some people) best describes the personality traits of the Green. They are ... Read More

6th September 2016 3:44pm
Excellent information.

Nelson Coy
20th September 2016 3:34pm
This thing about colors and personality will be very helpful for me when conducting business with people. It is a real eye opener. Thanks, Nelson

5th December 2016 9:30am
How do I take the test please?

25th January 2017 7:41pm
This is called the pace palette. You can look up that exact title and it will lead you to the official site with a lot more info!

Anna Boyd
8th February 2017 3:28pm
What if I am a Yellow and my lead is a Blue? I seem to be unable to bend enough in his direction to satisfy his Blue needs and it has caused a rift between us. Can I fix it?

8th February 2017 4:34pm
I am yellow, but my lead is blue. I am unable to feed his blue needs adequately and there is now a breakdown between us. I mistrust him and he feels constantly in the dark on where I am in my work. I thought I was reporting just fine, but apparently not. How do I fix this relationship?

20th February 2017 11:16am
Where can I do a test?
Simply read the article and see where you fit in. What characteristics in each colour group do you show?

sue hatton
28th April 2017 7:58am
is there a quiz to identify your colour please?

James Bronson
30th April 2017 1:17pm
Just goes to show that the extrovert vs. introvert bias is so evident when describing the personality types in this article, not to mention describing the Red and the Yellow types first while the Blue and Green come up last. Good effort, though.

Patrick Kirlin
8th June 2017 1:11am
I am most definitely a BLUE personality type in the workplace. Because I am a perfectionist without any doubt. My greatest fear is criticism as when a superior wants to talk to me, I immediately think to myself, "I sure hope this isn't going to be bad."

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